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cantus

(ˈkæntəs)
n, pl -tus
1. (Classical Music) a medieval form of church singing; chant
2. (Classical Music) Also called: canto the highest part in a piece of choral music
3. (Classical Music) (in 15th- or 16th-century music) a piece of choral music, usually secular, in polyphonic style
[Latin: song, from canere to sing]
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After the success of the performance by the female choir Cantus Novus Femina from Limassol together with the Concordia String Quartet last year in Limassol as part of the third Pancyprian Classical Music Youth Festival, the musicians are now ready to show Nicosia what they have got.
Cantus Song of a Czech Dvorak and Janacek for Men's Voices
Although these works contain many of the musical styles associated with the Neumeister-type sacred cantata, and were performed interchangeably with that kind of concerted music in church services, Poetzsch is careful to identify these five works as chorale arrangements (Choralbearbeitungen), since the composer sets every verse of the hymns, and their chorale melodies are consistently featured as a cantus firmus in each movement.
Feliz de tornar a nuestro pais para compartir un concierto de musica medieval la noche del sabado 17 de octubre en el Salon Gran Forum capitalino, con las agrupaciones mexicanas Kronos Cantus y Tempora Vagantibus, Vittorio Vandelli, del ensamble sonoro y de arte dramatico italiano Ataraxia, confiesa emocionado via telefonica desde Modena:
The University of Oregon's School of Music and Dance hosts the Cantus Vocal Ensemble this weekend as it rounds out the popular Chamber Music@Beall season and then, in a totally different mood, sponsors a public conversation with the legendary - and reportedly irreverent - hip-hop artist Boots Riley.
As I grew older," she writes in the liner notes for her second album, Cantus, "I discovered the marimba and instantly knew this was the instrument for me.
The same is true of Arvo Part's Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten, which the orchestra played later in the evening.
A moving Cantus in memoriam of Britten by Arvo Part kicked off this starstudded evening - a feast of music to celebrate Britten's anniversary.
Under musical director Peter Parfitt, pieces will include Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten and An Oxford Elegy by Vaughan Williams.
The event featured American group Sweet Honey in the Rock and South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares from Bulgaria; and Cantus from the USA.
That had already been unearthed in Arvo Part''s now well-established and glorious Cantus tribute to Benjamin Britten, with its tolling bell, and somehow timeless in its rolling mysticism, inherent from such earlier works as Pachelbel''s ubiquitous Canon.
Cantus a la memoria de Benjamin Britten para orquesta de cuerdas y campana (1977-1980).